Voices of Youth is seeking Digital Mappers for the Sendai Conference 2015 – Sendai Japan

Voices of Youth is seeking Digital Mappers for the Sendai Conference 2015 – Sendai Japan

Deadline: February 18, 2015

Voices of Youth (VOY) is looking for youth digital mappers to bring child & youth voices to the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan! Has your neighborhood ever been flooded by heavy rain? Do you see people who’ve lost their homes after a storm or an earthquake? If you believe that something should be done about how these events affect communities around the world, make your voice heard and help VOY continue building up the digital Climate Change Map.

Activities

In March 2015, a group of young people will gather in Sendai, Japan for a few days prior and in parallel to the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to discuss another component of the climate crisis – how to reduce risks faced by communities when a disaster occurs. The goal will be for world leaders and experts in this area of work to build on what has been achieved in the past 10 years and develop actions and solutions going forward.

To help bring the voices of young people to the forefront of this conference, VOY needs you to tell them how disasters affect your communities but also the positive actions that are being taken to reduce the impact of such disasters.

During a period of 2 weeks (from February 21st to March 8th), a selected group of young people will show the world the challenges and positive actions around disasters and their impact on communities. They will do this by uploading pictures and geo-location reports to a special UNICEF global digital map focusing on climate change and disaster risks.

Eligibility

  • Participants should be between 18 and 25 years old
  • Participants should have access to a computer and the Internet
  • Applicants should have an interest in environmental issues

How to Apply

To apply submit this form byWednesday, February 18th, 2015.

For more information, visit Voices of Youth Climate Mappers.

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